rMBP slow response upon wake up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryane67, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. ryane67 macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    So when I let my new retina MacBook Pro sleep for awhile, say 2 hours or more, it is doing this strange thing when it wakes up.

    I'll open the lid, the machine wakes up nearly immediately, but I have no mouse cursor, and I cannot type in the window for my password to unlock the machine.

    I typically have to wait ~15 seconds then the password box becomes highlighted and I can start typing.

    Any ideas? Or maybe anywhere I can start troubleshooting this? It's my first mac so Im not too savvy on knowing how to fix this sort of thing.
  2. SchuettS macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    My Air started doing this with Mountain Lion. I do not think this is a retina specific problem. I think its spread across the board.
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Mine seems to crash everytime it wakes up after my morning commute. I don't know why.
  4. ryane67 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    I thought it might be the password or even my mounted samba volume but removing both of those then letting it sleep overnight had no effect. I just opened it up and had to wait quite a bit before I had a moving cursor :(

    rMBP 2.3/16/256
    on osx 10.8
    smc 2.3f32
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    This happened on the 2011 Airs also, don't know whether it's something that just needs a software fix as it doesn't seem to do it in Mountain Lion now with the same machines.

    That said, it could be that the machine is looking for the boot disk.

    If you haven't already, go into System Preferences > Startup Disk > then click on your OSX Disk

    See if that changes anything.
  6. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    I had this problem on both my MBA and my rMBP.

    My solution is to stop it from going into full hibernation mode.

    Try this and see if it works for you:

    Paste this in a Terminal window:

    To change mode:

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

    To check mode:

    pmset -g | grep hibernatemode

    You can always change it back to whatever hibernate mode it was before if it doesn't work for you.
  7. Kuray macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2010
    MacBook Air models from Late 2010 and newer and MacBook Pros with Retina display (MBPRs) are designed to go into standby mode after an hour of sleep. In standby mode, your battery should last about 30 days. For more information read this: About standby mode
    Source: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23

    If it gets in standby mode instead of sleep mode it should take more time, which looks normal when you think they are different mode and standby mode can last about 30 days
  8. retinarob macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2012
    Same thing happens for me. I just figured it was cleaning up after the party it had while I was away.
  9. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    Per one of the prior posts, doing this may severely reduce your MBP's standby time. Get ready for all of the "My MacBook Pro standby battery life sucks" from the people who use the above command line to disable a feature that Apple put into the system for a reason.
  10. Andru1313 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    I have the same issue. I get my log on screen and it takes over about 20 seconds before I can do anything. I haven't been able to figure out a way around it.
  11. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    True. People just don't understand that you can get either long standby ("up to 30 days"), or quick resume, but not both.


    It's a standby feature that affects all Macbooks that come standard with SSDs.

    Edit: for the lazy people out there: Kuray answered this. Read his post.
  12. ryane67 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012

    Thank you this makes perfect sense.
  13. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    Yes, while it is a "feature" designed to prolong battery life, it can be adjusted to suit one's own needs. For *me* it works great in hibernate mode 0 because I like a quick wake-up and mine gets charged daily. If you're someone who wants to charge the battery only on occasion and you rely on the prolonged battery life, this isn't for you.
  14. choffy macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2012
    Glendale, AZ
    I'm having a similar problem but I'm not sure if putting my rMBP into 'hibernate 0' will solve it:

    Occasinally after sleeping for a few hours, when I open my laptop and the screen turns on and the keyboard lights up, but the screen stays black for ~5 seconds. Then the screen will turn blue (like it does when you change resolutions on the rMBP or plug in an HDMI cord), and then it will prompt me for my password.

    It's not a huge thing but it's kind of annoying. I wouldn't mind running the 'hibernate 0' prompt in Terminal if it fixes it, but I'm not sure if it will. Anyone know if it's waking up from hibernation, or what exactly?
  15. Enmanuel macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2012
    San Diego
    I have the same issue, thats what I was hoping to find an answer to. did you run the hibernate 0 command?
  16. Engali macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2012
    Resetting SMC on my rMBP fixed this issue. It started after I got the most recent ML update. Look up "resetting SMC"
  17. Enmanuel macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2012
    San Diego
    I've reset the SMC, lets see is that takes care of it.
  18. freediverx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2006
    Brand new rMBP here. The odd thing is that if I manually put it to sleep from the Apple menu, it can wake from sleep in just two seconds.

    However, if it goes to sleep on its own after 10 minutes of inactivity, it takes several seconds longer before the password prompt appears and is responsive.

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